Neognaths (Neognathae) are birds within the subclass Neornithes o the class Aves. The Neognathae include virtually aw livin birds; exceptions bein thair sister taxon (Palaeognathae), which contains the tinamous an the flichtless ratites.

Temporal range: Late CretaceousHolocene, 120–0 Ma
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Soothren Screamer, Chauna torquata
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Subcless: Neornithes
Clade: Neognathae
Pycraft, 1900


  1. Van Tuinen M. (2009) Birds (Aves). In The Timetree of Life, Hedges SB, Kumar S (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press; 409–411.